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L.A. Times suspends Beijing bureau chief while it investigates sexual misconduct allegation

May 16, 2018 |

The Los Angeles Times suspended Beijing Bureau Chief Jonathan Kaiman on Tuesday and has launched an investigation into an allegation of sexual misconduct.

On Monday, former Beijing-based journalist Felicia Sonmez sent a letter to the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China detailing “problematic…


L.A. Times – Business

Decade After Deadly Quake, Beijing Says: Be Thankful!

May 12, 2018 |

Chinese government officials are calling the deadly Sichuan earthquake’s 10-year anniversary “Thanksgiving Day,” but critics don’t seem too thankful for the new term, the New York Times reports. “Everyone knows that the earthquake killed tens of thousands of people on that day, and yet you call it ‘Thanksgiving Day,'”…
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Beijing responds forcefully to Trump’s escalating threats, raising risks of all-out trade war

April 6, 2018 |

With President Trump upping the ante in his trade fight and Beijing showing no signs of backing down, the two nations entered a new phase of escalated tensions that already have rocked financial markets and set off deepening worries of a trade war that could undermine global growth.

In what has…


L.A. Times – Business

Vatican Deal Would Keep China in Charge of Church, Beijing Says

April 5, 2018 |

A senior Chinese religious-affairs official signaled that the pope’s authority in China will be limited even if the Vatican and Beijing reach a landmark compromise on the appointment of bishops.
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North Korean Leader Visits Beijing Ahead of Summit

March 28, 2018 |

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, traveled to the Chinese capital—his first trip outside the country since coming to power—on a mission to enlist Beijing’s support ahead of a planned summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Beijing Develops Plan to Counter Trump Tax Plan

December 12, 2017 |

Chinese officials are putting in place a contingency plan to combat consequences for China of U.S. tax changes as well as expected interest-rate increases by the Federal Reserve.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Rare Protests in Beijing Condemn Forced Evictions

December 11, 2017 |

Migrant workers held a rare demonstration in China’s capital on Sunday, with several hundred protesting outside a local government office that recent forced evictions across the city violated human rights.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

China to Send Envoy to North Korea After Trump’s Visit to Beijing

November 15, 2017 |

Song Tao, a special envoy of President Xi Jinping, will leave for North Korea on Friday for a visit that will include briefings on last month’s Communist Party congress.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Why Beijing Won’t Just Let the Yuan Go

October 15, 2017 |

China has always been a pressure cooker—too many people, not enough land, and a long tradition of authoritarian governments with a flexible approach to the rule of law that depends on who you are and who you know.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Beijing Pushes for a Direct Hand in China’s Big Tech Firms

October 12, 2017 |

The Chinese government is pushing some of its biggest tech companies—including Tencent, Weibo and a unit of Alibaba—to give the state a stake in them and a direct role in corporate decisions.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia